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Images leak of Valve's next game, and it's an Overwatch-style hero shooter
  • See, that's a common mistake - MPFR library is a C library for multiple-precision floating-point computations with correct rounding. Valve is, unfortunately, still stuck to integers. Their floating point appears to be functioning correctly as they've managed to avoid kernel panic releasing hl2e{1,2} - you can look at that as floats 2.1 and 2.2.

  • Images leak of Valve's next game, and it's an Overwatch-style hero shooter
  • It's actually a technical problem - Valve is running 1 bit computers that, due to binary origins, can only represent 2 states. They'd love to release hl3, but that would require coming up with the whole new architecture - at least doubling up to 2 bit cpu. Imagine the headache of adapting all the toolchain to build the game!

  • And Debian is supposed to be the stable one
  • Double check if you have the -modules and/or -modules-extra installed for that version of the kernel. Literally had this issue at work on a 14.04 (sigh, I know) box.

  • Reality check
  • Because that requires actually understanding the way a computer works.

  • Reality check
  • Excuse me, sir, it's the Gentoo bits that are supposed to be hard, not yours.

    On an unrelated note - I'm building a binhost. Currently stuck on trying to figure out a way of building packages without instaling them and not using quickpkg>

  • Another day another dollar
  • I've been pondering about responding to you. Since I can't see this as some sort of irony - here goes.

    I'm sorry, but you're wrong. The shadow in your example would be bound by the speed of light, because the photons from the source of light are also bound by it.

    A shadow is just a lack of photons on a surface surrounded by other photons.

  • Reality check
  • Wait, there's someone here aware of hardened gentoo? Well I'll be damned! Come out of the shadows, fellas!

  • you don't need more 4GB of RAM
  • Thanks for giving a genuine smile :)

  • Not Rorschach!
  • Isn't this where the guy in the yellow jacket lives?

  • Windows 11 will reportedly display a watermark if your PC does not support AI requirements.
  • No it won't. That's such a stupid thing to write about. I don't remember tomshardware being this clickbaity.

  • A broken man
  • Nothing is ever gone. You can always install whatever bug-ridden version you want of anything.

  • Government's 500W and throttle e-bike proposals are 'unnecessary, risky and the wrong approach' say UK trade bodies
  • Huh? This is such a useless comment. Says nothing and yet creates an excuse for idiots.

    Murder is also better than mass-murder, yet I don't think anyone would ever use such statement to justify it.

  • Reddit Will License Its Data to Train LLMs, So We Made a Firefox Extension That Lets You Replace Your Comments
  • It also hurts reddit. Fewer useful lookups on reddit - fewer visits to reddit.

  • Government's 500W and throttle e-bike proposals are 'unnecessary, risky and the wrong approach' say UK trade bodies
  • I guess London is not going to feel any difference - every other ebike is already run on a throttle and 5-600W motors. Cat's out of the bag at this point, I suppose, but it really pisses me off when they're whizzing around at silly speeds looking down at their damn phones.

  • A broken man
  • You can run

    apt install package=version
    

    to be explicit about it.

  • You can fuck right off, HP
  • I know what you mean and I fully agree.

    But.

    This is a pathetic thing to do and I do not want anyone to think it is in any shape or form OK, acceptable or tolerable. Hardware is the money maker, not this bullshit. The server cost ~40k at the time, this license bollocks is a few hundred over the years. The inconvenience introduced will not, ever, pay off in the long run.

  • You can fuck right off, HP
  • iLO (HP branding) is a remote access service to a server that allows one to control said server. A completely separate circuit - a really neat thing. One of such controls is a remote console - you can connect to a server miles away as if you had a keyboard and screen attached to it locally. What HP has done was build the functionality, but disable it once the server has booted.

  • You can fuck right off, HP
  • Also fuck your company for not buying the license.

    It's worse than that. It was bought, as I've found out, but never applied. Naturally - lost to the whims of time.

    It should be a mandatory purchase. Yes, but my issue is with this requiring the license in the first place. It's just so petty and pathetic. There's no technical barrier getting in the way - it's the bloody suits looking for a payday.

  • Lemmy Cafe Financial Report October 2023 - February 2024

    It's been a while since I've last done one of those. Life happened, but things are settling down slowly. I'll combine all five months since September into a single post, but will keep them separated visually.

    Income is applied on date of arrival. Stripe (LiberaPay uses it as processor) pays out in advance and as such income shows up as 0, even though LiberaPay banner shows a non-zero value.

    Any financial help is greatly appreciated! To donate click the banner here or in the sidebar:

    [!](https://liberapay.com/Illecors/donate)

    February 2024

    Contributions

    • LiberaPay: £0

    Expenses

    • Servers: £38.94

    Month balance

    • -£38.94

    Previous balance

    • -£216.05

    Balance to date

    • -£254.99

    ___

    January 2024

    Contributions

    • LiberaPay: £0

    Expenses

    • Servers: £38.66

    Month balance

    • -£38.66

    Previous balance

    • -£177.39

    Balance to date

    • -£216.05

    ___

    December 2023

    Contributions

    • LiberaPay: £0

    Expenses

    • Servers: £38.59
    • Backblaze B2: £0.64

    Month balance

    • -£39.23

    Previous balance

    • -£138.16

    Balance to date

    • -£177.39

    ___

    November 2023

    Contributions

    • LiberaPay: £0

    Expenses

    • Servers: £38.74

    Month balance

    • -£38.74

    Previous balance

    • -£99.42

    Balance to date

    • -£138.16

    ___

    October 2023

    Contributions

    • LiberaPay: £0

    Expenses

    • Servers: £37.32

    Month balance

    • -£37.32

    Previous balance

    • -£62.1

    Balance to date

    • -£99.42

    ___

    Finance History

    | | September 2023 | August 2023 | July 2023 | June 2023 | |---------------|---------|---------|---------|---------| | Contributions | £11.41 | £15.26 | £0 | £0 | | Expenses | £28.85 | £24.75 | £19.18 | £15.99 | | Difference | -£17.44 | -£9.49 | -£19.18 | -£15.99 | | Balance | -£62.1 | -£44.66 | -£35.17 | -£15.99 |

    ___

    Previous reports

    ___ September 2023 ___ August 2023 ___ July 2023 ___ June 2023

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    People using 'less' when they should be using 'fewer'

    EDIT: you guys have dug up some truly horrible pisstakes :D Thank you for those.

    To the serious folk - relax a little. This is Mildly Infuriating, not I'm dying if this doesn't stop. As a non-native speaker I was taught a certain way to use the language. The rules were not written down by me, nor the teachers - it was done by the native folk. Peace!

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    www.reuters.com OpenAI researcher Andrej Karpathy departs firm

    Andrej Karpathy, an artificial intelligence researcher and one of the founding members of OpenAI, said in a post on social media platform X that he departed the Microsoft-backed company on Monday.

    OpenAI researcher Andrej Karpathy departs firm

    Archive link

    Maybe those board and ceo shenanigans did leave a bad taste internally, afterall.

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    [APOD] Rosette Deep Field
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    11foot8 @lemmy.cafe Illecors @lemmy.cafe
    On the road to success there are no shortcuts
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    The Definitive 11Foot8 Bridge Crash Compilation
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    But should you?

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11608344

    > Credit: https://mas.to/@markarayner

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    Lemmy Cafe has had the database upgraded to PostgreSQL 16

    The upgrade has gone through smoothly and everything seems to be running smoothly.

    The performance looks to be better on the backend, time will tell if the memory leak issue is actually solved. So far, though - so good!

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    [Maintenance] 2 February 10AM UTC
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    Lemmy Cafe will be having its database upgraded.

    Reasons

    • Pict-rs is expecting PostgreSQL 16. It's running fine now, but it might not be at some future point.
    • PostgreSQL 15 has a bug that requires jit to be turned off - otherwise DB keeps consuming all the memory available on the system and then some. In the end it gets culled by the kernel. This has performance as well as reliability issues. While turning jit off has remedied the constant failure, it has also made the database a bit slower. I prefer squeezing out as much performance as possible :)

    Plan

    • Point nginx to the maintenance page
    • Shut down PostgreSQL 15
    • Run the upgrade tool
    • Start up PostgreSQL 16
    • Point nginx to lemmy

    Expected downtime

    About an hour, if things go well. More if not so.

    Will try to keep the maintenance page updated.

    Here's the timezone converter

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    www.blender.org Celebrating 30 years of Blender — blender.org

    Today Blender turns 30 years old! Here is a short message form the team.

    Celebrating 30 years of Blender — blender.org

    Amazing milestone!

    Also testing federation

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    [SOLVED] Lemmy "server error" when pict-rs is not running

    There are a few reasons why pict-rs might not be running, upgrades being one of them. At the moment the whole of lemmy UI will crash and burn if it cannot load a site icon. Yes, that little thing. Here's the github issue.

    To work around this I have set the icon and banner (might as well since we're working on this) to be loaded from a local file rather than nginx.

    Here's a snippet of nginx config from the server block:

    ``` location /static-img/ { alias /srv/lemmy/lemmy.cafe/static-img/;

    # Rate limit limit_req zone=lemmy.cafe_ratelimit burst=30 nodelay;

    # Asset cache defined in /etc/nginx/conf.d/static-asset-cache.conf proxy_cache lemmy_cache; } ``` I have also included the rate limitting and cache config, but it is not, strictly speaking, necessary.

    The somewhat important bit here is the location - I've tried using static, but that is already used by lemmy itself, and as such breaks the UI. Hence the static-img.

    I have downloaded the icon and banner from the URLs saved in the database (assuming your instance id in site is, in fact, 1):

    SELECT id, icon, banner FROM site WHERE id = 1; id | icon | banner ----+----------------------------------------------+------------------------------------------------ 1 | https://lemmy.cafe/pictrs/image/43256175-2cc1-4598-a4b8-2575430ab253.webp | https://lemmy.cafe/pictrs/image/c982358f-6a51-4eb6-bf0e-7a07a756e600.webp (1 row) I have then saved those files in /srv/lemmy/lemmy.cafe/static-img/ as site-icon.webp and site-banner.webp. Changed the ownership to that of nginx (www-data in debian universe, http and httpd in others.

    I have then updated the site table to point to the new location for icon and banner:

    UPDATE site SET icon = 'https://lemmy.cafe/static-img/site-icon.webp' WHERE id = 1; UPDATE site SET banner = 'https://lemmy.cafe/static-img/site-banner.webp' WHERE id = 1;

    Confirm it got applied: SELECT id, icon, banner FROM site WHERE id = 1; id | icon | banner ----+----------------------------------------------+------------------------------------------------ 1 | https://lemmy.cafe/static-img/site-icon.webp | https://lemmy.cafe/static-img/site-banner.webp (1 row)

    That's it! You can now reload your nginx server (nginx -s reload) to apply the new path!

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    Lemmy server setup on lemmy.cafe

    docker compose

    ___

    I'm using a v2 - notice the lack of a dash between docker and compose.

    I've recently learnt of the default filenames docker compose is trying to source upon invocation and decided to give it a try. The files are:

    • compose.yml
    • compose.override.yml

    I have split the default docker-compose.yml that lemmy comes with into 2 parts - compose.yml holds pict-rs, postfix and, in my case, gatus. compose.override.yml is responsible for lemmy services only. This is what the files contain:

    compose.yml

    ``` x-logging: &default-logging driver: "json-file" options: max-size: "20m" max-file: "4"

    services: pictrs: image: asonix/pictrs:0.5.0 user: 991:991 ports: - "127.0.0.1:28394:8080" volumes: - ./volumes/pictrs:/mnt restart: always logging: *default-logging entrypoint: /sbin/tini -- /usr/local/bin/pict-rs run environment: - PICTRS__OLD_REPO__PATH=/mnt/sled-repo - PICTRS__REPO__TYPE=postgres - PICTRS__REPO__URL=postgres://pictrs:<redacted>@psql:5432/pictrs - RUST_LOG=warn - PICTRS__MEDIA__MAX_FILE_SIZE=1 - PICTRS__MEDIA__IMAGE__FORMAT=webp deploy: resources: limits: memory: 512m postfix: image: mwader/postfix-relay environment: - POSTFIX_myhostname=lemmy.cafe volumes: - ./volumes/postfix:/etc/postfix restart: "always" logging: *default-logging

    gatus: image: twinproduction/gatus ports: - "8080:8080" volumes: - ./volumes/gatus:/config restart: always logging: *default-logging deploy: resources: limits: memory: 128M ```

    ___ compose.override.yml is actually a hardlink to the currently active deployment. I have two separate files - compose-green.yml and compose-blue.yml. This allows me to prepare and deploy an upgrade to lemmy while the old version is still running.

    compose-green.yml

    ``` services: lemmy-green: image: dessalines/lemmy:0.19.2 hostname: lemmy-green ports: - "127.0.1.1:14422:8536" restart: always logging: *default-logging environment: - RUST_LOG="warn" volumes: - ./lemmy.hjson:/config/config.hjson # depends_on: # - pictrs deploy: resources: limits: # cpus: "0.1" memory: 128m entrypoint: lemmy_server --disable-activity-sending --disable-scheduled-tasks

    lemmy-federation-green: image: dessalines/lemmy:0.19.2 hostname: lemmy-federation-green ports: - "127.0.1.1:14423:8536" restart: always logging: *default-logging environment: - RUST_LOG="warn,activitypub_federation=info" volumes: - ./lemmy-federation.hjson:/config/config.hjson # depends_on: # - pictrs deploy: resources: limits: cpus: "0.2" memory: 512m entrypoint: lemmy_server --disable-http-server --disable-scheduled-tasks

    lemmy-tasks-green: image: dessalines/lemmy:0.19.2 hostname: lemmy-tasks ports: - "127.0.1.1:14424:8536" restart: always logging: *default-logging environment: - RUST_LOG="info" volumes: - ./lemmy-tasks.hjson:/config/config.hjson # depends_on: # - pictrs deploy: resources: limits: cpus: "0.1" memory: 128m entrypoint: lemmy_server --disable-http-server --disable-activity-sending

    #############################################################################

    lemmy-ui-green: image: dessalines/lemmy-ui:0.19.2 ports: - "127.0.1.1:17862:1234" restart: always logging: *default-logging environment: - LEMMY_UI_LEMMY_INTERNAL_HOST=lemmy-green:8536 - LEMMY_UI_LEMMY_EXTERNAL_HOST=lemmy.cafe - LEMMY_UI_HTTPS=true volumes: - ./volumes/lemmy-ui/extra_themes:/app/extra_themes depends_on: - lemmy-green deploy: resources: limits: memory: 256m ```

    compose-blue.yml

    ``` services: lemmy-blue: image: dessalines/lemmy:0.19.2-rc.5 hostname: lemmy-blue ports: - "127.0.2.1:14422:8536" restart: always logging: *default-logging environment: - RUST_LOG="warn" volumes: - ./lemmy.hjson:/config/config.hjson # depends_on: # - pictrs deploy: resources: limits: # cpus: "0.1" memory: 128m entrypoint: lemmy_server --disable-activity-sending --disable-scheduled-tasks

    lemmy-federation-blue: image: dessalines/lemmy:0.19.2-rc.5 hostname: lemmy-federation-blue ports: - "127.0.2.1:14423:8536" restart: always logging: *default-logging environment: - RUST_LOG="warn,activitypub_federation=info" volumes: - ./lemmy-federation.hjson:/config/config.hjson # depends_on: # - pictrs deploy: resources: limits: cpus: "0.2" memory: 512m entrypoint: lemmy_server --disable-http-server --disable-scheduled-tasks

    lemmy-tasks-blue: image: dessalines/lemmy:0.19.2-rc.5 hostname: lemmy-tasks-blue ports: - "127.0.2.1:14424:8536" restart: always logging: *default-logging environment: - RUST_LOG="info" volumes: - ./lemmy-tasks.hjson:/config/config.hjson # depends_on: # - pictrs deploy: resources: limits: cpus: "0.1" memory: 128m entrypoint: lemmy_server --disable-http-server --disable-activity-sending

    #############################################################################

    lemmy-ui-blue: image: dessalines/lemmy-ui:0.19.2-rc.5 ports: - "127.0.2.1:17862:1234" restart: always logging: *default-logging environment: - LEMMY_UI_LEMMY_INTERNAL_HOST=lemmy-blue:8536 - LEMMY_UI_LEMMY_EXTERNAL_HOST=lemmy.cafe - LEMMY_UI_HTTPS=true volumes: - ./volumes/lemmy-ui/extra_themes:/app/extra_themes depends_on: - lemmy-blue deploy: resources: limits: memory: 256m ```

    ___ The only constant different between the two is the IP address I use to expose them to the host. I've tried using ports, but found that it's much easier to follow it in my mind by sticking to the ports and changing the bound IP.

    I also have two nginx configs to reflect the different IP for green/blue deployments, but pasting the whole config here would be a tad too much.

    No-downtime upgrade

    ___

    Let's say green is the currently active deployment. In that case - edit the compose-blue.yml file to change the version of lemmy on all 4 components - lemmy, federation, tasks and ui. Then bring down the tasks container from the active deployment, activate the whole of blue deployment and link it to be the compose.override.yml. Once the tasks container is done with whatever tasks it's supposed to do - switch over the nginx config. Et voilà - no downtime upgrade is live!

    Now all that's left to do is tear down the green containers.

    ``` docker compose down lemmy-tasks-green docker compose -f compose-blue.yml up -d ln -f compose-blue.yml compose.override.yml

    Wait for tasks to finish

    ln -sf /etc/nginx/sites-available/lemmy.cafe-blue.conf /etc/sites-enabled/lemmy.cafe.conf nginx -t && nginx -s reload docker compose -f compose-green.yml down lemmy-green lemmy-federation-green lemmy-tasks-green lemmy-ui-green ```

    lemmy.hjson

    ___

    I have also multiplied lemmy.hjson to provide a bit more control.

    lemmy.hjson

    { database: { host: "psql" port: 5432 user: "lemmy" password: "<redacted>" pool_size: 3 } hostname: "lemmy.cafe" pictrs: { url: "http://pictrs:8080/" api_key: "<redacted>" } email: { smtp_server: "postfix:25" smtp_from_address: "[email protected]" tls_type: "none" } }

    lemmy-federation.hjson

    { database: { host: "psql" port: 5432 user: "lemmy_federation" password: "<redacted>" pool_size: 10 } hostname: "lemmy.cafe" pictrs: { url: "http://pictrs:8080/" api_key: "<redacted>" } email: { smtp_server: "postfix:25" smtp_from_address: "[email protected]" tls_type: "none" } worker_count: 10 retry_count: 2 }

    lemmy-tasks.hjson

    { database: { host: "10.20.0.2" port: 5432 user: "lemmy_tasks" password: "<redacted>" pool_size: 3 } hostname: "lemmy.cafe" pictrs: { url: "http://pictrs:8080/" api_key: "<redacted>" } email: { smtp_server: "postfix:25" smtp_from_address: "[email protected]" tls_type: "none" } }

    ___ I suspect it might be possible to remove pict-rs and/or email config from some of them, but honestly it's not a big deal and I haven't had enough time, yet, to look at it.

    Future steps

    I'd like to script the actual switch-over - it's really trivial, especially since most of the parts are there already. All I'd really like is apply strict failure mode on the script and see how it behaves; do a few actual upgrades.

    Once that happens - I'll post it here.

    So long and thanks for all the fish!

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    [APOD] Quadrantids of the North
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    [LIVE] Post Office scandal live: Ex-Post Office investigator to face questions as inquiry resumes - BBC News
    www.bbc.co.uk Post Office scandal live: Ex-Post Office investigator to face questions as inquiry resumes - BBC News

    After a new law to quash hundreds of convictions was announced on Wednesday, an inquiry into the scandal resumes in London.

    Post Office scandal live: Ex-Post Office investigator to face questions as inquiry resumes - BBC News

    Proper cocked up cover up. Now live!

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    Lemmy Cafe upgraded to 0.19.2

    The process went through smoothly. I have also used the opportunity to split up a singular lemmy container into individual tasks - this has enabled a seemless upgrade process with no downtime, bar a few process quirks I need to work out.

    There have been some federation fixes merged into this release, so the situation should definitely be improving overall!

    I will make a more detailed write up of the whole setup later on, other admins might find it useful. Or not.

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    > Using optimization techniques, the wireless spec can support a theoretical top speed of more than 40Gbps, though vendors like Qualcomm suggest 5.8Gbps is a more realistic expectation

    That is insane! Not that I would, but this could utilise the full pipe of my home connection on wifi only!

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    [APOD] Thor's Helmet
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    The EU’s carbon border tax and the fragmentation of global trade

    Archive link

    This feels sensible. There will always be naysayers, there will always be exports to poorer countries, but arguing against such a policy makes it sound like protecting the status quo for the sake of it.

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